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Bradley Stoke pub to re-open as ‘The Hollow Tree’ in March

Posted on Monday 14th January 2013 at 10:42 am by SH (Editor)

The former 'Bradley Stoke' pub in Brook Way.

A Bradley Stoke pub that closed for refurbishment last September is to re-open under a new name in early March.

The former ‘Bradley Stoke’ pub in Brook Way (near the Aldi supermarket), which was recently sold to Marstons plc, is scheduled to re-open as ‘The Hollow Tree‘ on Monday 4th March.

The pub ceased trading on 27th September 2012 and a planning application for alterations including “a new front entrance lobby, exterior drinking area and beer garden and a new play area” was submitted to South Gloucestershire Council on 15th October 2012 and approved on 14th December 2012.

The new entrance and lobby will be directly off Brook Way, through the existing patio area, while the new beer garden and play area will be constructed to the north of the building, resulting in the loss of a number of car parking spaces. The existing entrance on the south side of the building (from Ferndene) will be converted to a fire exit.

Rumours circulating on Twitter that the pub is being converted to a Weatherspoon’s establishment were flatly denied by a Marston’s spokesperson who told The Journal:

“The Bradley Stoke is due to re-open in early March and we can confirm that it will be a Marston’s pub not a Wetherspoon’s! It will be a two-for-one meal format, providing good-value food and a family-friendly atmosphere.”

Job vacancies at the new pub have recently appeared on the Directgov Job Search website. Positions available include Head Chef, 2nd Chef, Line Chef, Bar and Waiting Staff, Cleaner, Kitchen Porter, Kitchen Assistant. For more details, follow the link in the Featured Jobs section of our Bradley Stoke Jobs page.

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The Bradley Stoke Pub to close for refurbishment

Posted on Thursday 27th September 2012 at 6:03 pm by SH (Editor)

The Bradley Stoke Pub, Brook Way, Bradley Stoke, Bristol.

The Bradley Stoke Pub in Brook Way is to close tonight for a lengthy period of refurbishment after recently changing hands, The Journal has learned.

Previously in the ownership of The Orchid Group, the pub is said to have been bought by Marston’s, who also own the town’s Baileys Court Inn.

A source at The Bradley Stoke said staff had only been formally told about the closure last week and there is still uncertainty over whether they will be retained by the new owners or face redundancy. A total of 14 people (full and part-time) are said to be employed at the pub.

It is rumoured that the pub will not re-open until 2013 because the new owners need to obtaining planning permission for some aspects of the refurbishment.

[Ed: Neither Orchid Group nor Marston’s were able to provide a statement in time for the publication of this article but we will update it if we get anything back from either of them.]

UPDATE (Friday 28th): A Marston’s spokesperson said: “We are looking to obtain planning permission to renovate The Bradley Stoke. The planned refurbishments would see the pub reopening again in 2013 with a focus on food.”

The Bradley Stoke Pub, pictured during a refurbishment in April 2009.

Photo: The Bradley Stoke Pub pictured during its last refurbishment in April 2009.

Related link: Pubs in Bradley Stoke (The Journal)

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Pubwatch comes to Bradley Stoke

Posted on Friday 13th November 2009 at 8:42 am by SH (Editor)

National Pubwatch

Local police have announced that a Pubwatch scheme is now up and running in Bradley Stoke.

Three pubs in Bradley Stoke -The Bradley Stoke, The Three Brooks and Baileys Court Inn – have joined The Travellers Rest in Patchway and Stoke Gifford’s Parkway Tavern and Beaufort Arms as founder members.

Neighbourhood Beat Manager PC Steve Palmer was instrumental in setting up the scheme.

The pubs will work together with local police to deal with any issues that arise in or around the licensed premises – including anti-social behaviour, drug dealing/usage, assaults and criminal damage.

Police say that anyone involved in an incident at any one of the premises can be banned from all pubs in the scheme for a period of three to twelve months.

Recent incidents at the Three Brooks pub in Savages Wood Road have seen one man hospitalised after a late night brawl (June 2009) and another hit over the head with a bottle (August 2009).

The Pubwatch scheme is featured in the November edition of the Bradley Stoke neighbourhood policing team newsletter, which also includes articles about firework curfews and anti-social behaviour at Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre.

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Brook Way pub supports children’s christmas appeal

Posted on Thursday 5th November 2009 at 1:28 pm by SH (Editor)

The Bradley Stoke pub (in Brook Way) is this year acting as a drop-off point for Operation Christmas Child, a charitable scheme that sends shoeboxes of gifts to disadvantaged children overseas.

Shoeboxes will be accepted at the pub between 1st and 18th November.

Read more: Bristol Evening Post

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